Thanks to CSN for this report:
While faculty and admins work out how to distribute the 2% merit raise pool for faculty next year, the GTFF’s bargaining committee seem to have figured out how to count to numbers with two digits. Their proposal (https://drive.google.com/file/d/13dsgHLsobBa0raCSVxNzYG6pRvot8dnR/view) asks for a 30% increase to the minimum GE salaries next academic year and a 22% increase in the minimums the year after. Under their proposals, those earning above the minimum would receive 16% and 11% raises in the next two years.
The GTFF’s proposal also includes a small automatic adjustment if housing prices (as measured by the Department of Housing and Urban Development) in the region increase by more than 5% year-over-year.
The admins proposed (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LT2OwaVHuKc1–TT6Yts9eIpfk9COGc-/view) a 4% increase in the minimum next year, and 2.65% increases in the following two years, with no guaranteed increases for those earning above the minimums.
What’s clear is that everyone seems to agree that a 2% raise is meaningless.